Skip to comments.Mysterious giant sarcophagus discovered in Egypt
Posted on 07/09/2018 8:00:28 PM PDT by BBell
A mysterious ancient black granite sarcophagus has been discovered in Egypt.
The tomb, which dates back to the Ptolemaic period between 305 B.C. and 30 B.C., was uncovered in the city of Alexandria.
In a Facebook post, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of Egypts Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced that the 6-foot high sarcophagus, which is 8.7-feet long and 5.4-feet wide, is the largest ever found in Alexandria.
The sarcophagus was found buried 16.4 feet below the surface. A layer of mortar between the lid and the body of the sarcophagus indicates that it has not been opened since it was closed more than 2,000 years ago.
A carved alabaster head, which probably depicts the tombs owner, was also found.
Ancient Egypt continues to reveal its secrets. Archaeologists recently unearthed a 2,200-year-old gold coin depicting the ancient King Ptolemy III, an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra.
Experts in Southern Egypt recently discovered an extremely rare marble head depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
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Ancient Alien researchers say “yes!”
Since its giant sized, maybe its for Hillary, or Mooshell.
Inside it are Obama’s birth certificate, Hillary’s emails and Jimmy Hoffa.
And Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s prom photo. Well not a photo, but a sketch of her doing the Curly Shuffle with Thutmose III.
The tomb, such as it is, doesn’t look Egyptian at all. The coffin appears blank. The bust looks either incomplete or maybe was defaced.
So, more The Mummy than Ancient Aliens.
I wonder if the corpse is still gooey?
Or their egos....
Shakespeare said it best: “Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forebear, To dig the dust enclosed hear, Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.”
I think we’re being played here. The bust is a joke—it resembles a young Edward VIII.
Tomb of Alexander the Great? Though his sarcophagus was said to be crystal.
The dynastic Egyptians didn't have tools hard enough to carve granite.
I would suggest that box was carved by some as yet unknown, pre-dynastic culture, who possesed the technology to fashion it.
Cool. Maybe there’s a curse.
On Tut: Stunning new research also claims that King Tutankhamun may have been a boy soldier, challenging the theory he was a weak and sickly youth before his mysterious death at around 18 years of age.
I thought Tut was a club-footed inbred?
Its Imotep! Dont open it!
2000 years old? Not that old. Considering the planet is about 4.5 billion years old, 2000 years ago is like yesterday.
Could it be Alexander the Great’s final resting place?
LOLs to you!
Beat me to it! Awesome if they could prove that it’s him. Maybe they can do an autopsy on the remains to see what finally did him in.
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